Monday, May 19, 2014

A Successful Test

A little while back I signed up to be a tester for See Kate Sew.  I didn't think I would actually end up getting a chance to test any of the patterns due the the number of other people that signed up...but wouldn't you know I started getting e-mails about a week later :).

One thing you must know about me is that I cannot resist a chance to test out a pattern.  It doesn't matter if it is a paper pieced block, a quilt pattern, garments, or a softie, I'M IN!!

This is the first of 3 (yes, three!) new shirts/dresses I will be sharing with you this week.  Kate is releasing all of the patterns today.  There are a total of six new ones -- and they are all wonderful!

The first one I want to show off is the Emaline Top.

This was my first time using box pleats on a garment.  I have done them before on a bag but for some reason I struggled with it a little this time.  Despite that, I eventually made it work even though they are slightly different than the pattern called for and the fit was perfect right off the bat (yay, no alterations!!!) and I'm happy with the way I look in it.

 The top is originally meant to be worn with the bow on the front but since I'm a bit self conscious of my chest I though I'd see what happened when I put it on backward...I LOVE IT!!  If I was to make it again (and I probably will) I would lower the neckline in the back just a touch so that it could easily be worn both ways.  The pattern was an easy sew and as always had great instructions.  I would expect nothing less from such a great designer :).  So be sure and check out all of the new patterns here.  And be sure to check back here over the course of the rest of the week to see my versions of the patterns!

As an added bonus it looks like there are a couple of coupon codes for the new patterns.  The codes are only good for a limited time so hurry on over and get started!

Hubby, aka The Photographer for this shoot, told me that this goof shot was his favorite so I thought I'd include it :)  And my front porch really needs some help!!!  One more project for the never ending list...


  1. Omg! I love it with the bow on back! I wonder how much lower we could go in back and get away with it: my sister in law has been wanting one of those low LOW back dresses with a bow forever. Box pleats in knits are tricky! Good job- can't wait to see the rest!

  2. Such a gorgeous top! I like you can wear it both ways but you look seriously cute with it at the front! :)

  3. I love it with the bow in the back.